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Huawei’s Harmony OS is here and it’s ready to take on Android

uawei has finally unveiled its ‘Android replacement’ first party operating system (OS), called Harmony OS (previously known as HongMeng).

Telkom’s clever use of its mobile networks demonstrates how the once sluggish monopoly has evolved into a nimble underdog

Telkom, which has battled copper cable theft for decades, has started transitioning its landline users to it mobile network. Instead of my 91-year-old mother's phone using wires to connect to the network, it now uses Telkom's mobile network. It's been a game changer.

Instagram adds to Facebook’s rash of privacy failures after now-former marketing partner sucked up huge amounts of user data

Faceboook-owned Instagram has terminated its relationship with a marketing company called Hyp3r after it was found that the company was ignoring privacy rules and collecting user data it wasn't supposed to have. What makes this worse is that the company was listed as a preferred Facebook Marketing Partner for the past year.

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips

Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice that reduces dependence on cars.

Two Galaxy Note 10s are better than one, right? Samsung thinks so

Samsung has unveiled two models of its latest phablet-and-stylus combo, the 6.3in Note 10 and the larger 6.8in Note 10+.

How does Discovery Bank measure up against other South African banks?

Discovery, the guys who reward you according to healthy habits with Vitality, now wants to reward your financial habits with its new bank. 

The brazen attack on City Power is a sign of the growing confidence of cybercriminals to exploit software weaknesses for financial gain

If you thought last week's ransomware attack on City Power sounded like a movie script, it’s because that kind of scary possibility has been fictional fodder for years. Films have long proposed the idea of hackers taking over a computer network for their own nefarious ends.

Both LG and Sony are battling for smartphone sales

It’s not a good time to be either LG or Sony. Both companies have recently reported declines in smartphone sales. LG’s sales for the most recent quarter declined 21% compared to its performance this time last year, while Sony has an even worse time. Worse to the tune of 30% fewer smartphones sold for the quarter, year-on-year. According to LG, “slow sales of 4G premium models and...[Read More]

Facebook’s mind-reading tech, codenamed Moonshot, will let you type with your brain

Facebook envisions a future in which people will be able to type out words and send messages using only their minds with project Moonshot.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals are made from recycled electronics

The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project decided to make good use of old tech, so next year’s Olympic medals are made out of nearly 80,000 tonnes of old electronics.

1 billion users now call Google Photos home – at least when it comes to image storage

It’s official. Google Photos now has a billion users on the service, a milestone that took the image sharing-and-storage service a little more than four years to reach. The search giant first shared the information with FastCompany. Google Photos putting a billion users in the rear-view mirror makes it the ninth Google-owned service to do so. The others are (in no particular order): Gmail, G...[Read More]

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